Maurizio Sarri gave a humble message to Juventus players after Serie A title win

Sarri won Serie A on Sunday

Juventus were crowned Serie A champions on Sunday night. 

Three points against Sampdoria were required to secure the title and goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi gave them just that. 

It's the club's ninth-straight league triumph, extending their incredible domestic dominance once again. 

With the likes of Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi and Matthijs de Ligt in their ranks, will anyone be able to wrestle the title away from Juve next season?

We're not too sure. 

But good players need a good manager and it seems at times this season, Maurizio Sarri has been questioned. 

The coach, who arrived from Chelsea last summer, has been criticised for playing a boring style of football to get results. 

Sarri has been criticised this season

When the results started to dry up - as they did a couple of times this season - Sarri was said to be under pressure. 

But he got Juventus over the line in the end - and apparently saw the funny side of it in the dressing room at full-time on Sunday. 

According to The Athletic's Serie A correspondent James Horncastle, Sarri told his players: "If you guys won under me then you really must be good." 

Brilliant. Is that the coach being humble, or a little bit tongue-in-cheek, responding to all the criticism he's taken at the top? We like to think it's a balance of both. 

It's also worth remembering just how far Sarri has come in the game. 

He entered management way back in 1990, after leaving his job as a banker aged 30. The Italian started his career with U.S.D. Stia 1925 - in the EIGHTH division. 

Sarri started in the eighth-tier of Italian football

The next decade saw him work his way up to Serie D - the highest non-professional division in Italy, before managing in Serie C2 and Serie B. 

By 2007 he had established himself as a second-division coach with spells at Pescara, Arezzo and Alessandria. 

In 2012 came Sarri's big break into Serie A, when he managed to get Empoli promoted back to the top division and from then on, he never looked back. 

Successful spells with Napoli and Chelsea followed before he landed in Turin last summer to take one of the biggest jobs in European football.

You may not like Sarri's style, but you've got to respect his journey from the eighth tier to the Scudetto.  

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